Posts tagged ‘TED’

Are You a Specialist or a Multipotentialite?

Published: April 9, 2016 | Life Lessons, Mindsetting | 3 Comments

In my speaking engagements, I normally share the story of how I used to be a civil engineer who decided to become an entrepreneur, and later on a financial planner. And whenever my audience are college students, one of the questions that I am always asked is why did I take up engineering in the […]

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Entrepreneurship Lessons from a 16-Year-Old Inventor

Published: December 14, 2015 | Business, Inspirational | No Comments

Sixty percent of people with dementia wander off, especially at night, causing much stress for both patients and caregivers. Today, I’d like you to meet Kenneth Shinozuka, a teen inventor who came up with a novel solution to help people with Alzheimer’s and their families with this issue. When he was six years old, a […]

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The Author of ‘Eat, Pray, Love’ Talks About Failure After Success, And Why It’s Okay

Updated: May 1, 2015 | Inspirational | 1 Comment

Elizabeth Gilbert was once a struggling waitress. For six years she had no success as a writer, that is until her book ‘Eat, Pray, Love’ became a global bestseller. From a disorienting failure, she was catapulted in the blinding glare of fame, recognition and praise. But her story does not end there, in fact, it […]

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On Japan, Chinese Doctors and the World Map

Published: March 8, 2014 | Inspirational | No Comments

The way we think and view the world is mostly a product of the environment we grew up in. But that doesn’t mean we are limited to what we see, hear and experience around us. Literature, travel and technology, has allowed us to expand our view beyond our normal horizon; and it’s important for us […]

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What’s the Perfect Experience? This Industrial Designer Has a Great Answer.

Published: January 17, 2014 | Business, Sales and Marketing | No Comments

A went to the house of a friend the other day. When I got there, he texted me that he just went out for awhile and will be back in 10 minutes. Since nobody else was home except his deaf grandmother, and it would be impossible to get her attention through the doorbell, he advised […]

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How Two Decisions Made In Five Minutes Changed One Life

Published: November 17, 2013 | Inspirational | 1 Comment

We make decisions everyday. The first one – whether we should get up and start our day, or stay “five more minutes” laying on our bed. How did you make that choice today? Below, is a four-minute video that tells that story of Steve Mesler, and how two decisions that he made in five minutes […]

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This Video Will Make You Look At Stress In A Different Way

Published: September 29, 2013 | Inspirational, Mindsetting | No Comments

We don’t like stress, especially work-related stress. And studies have already shown that stress is connected to a lot of health problems such as diabetes, heart ailments, clinical depression and many others. Indeed, for so many years, stress has always been thought of as an enemy. That is until recently, when scientists are starting to […]

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Lisa Bu: How Books Can Open Your Mind

Published: July 12, 2013 | Inspirational | 2 Comments

When was the last time you read a book? I’d congratulate you if you’re reading one now or just recently finished one. For most of my friends, and many others I know, reading books has become a thing of the past – replaced by television, online videos and social networking. Call me “old school”, but […]

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8 Traits of Successful People by Richard St. John

Published: April 20, 2013 | Inspirational | 6 Comments

Richard St. John is one of my favorite “informational” speaker. What’s an informational speaker? Well for me, it’s someone who inspires and motivates through facts and information, as against to others who simply use “big” words, if you know what I mean. 😀 Anyway, below is a TED Education adaptation of my favorite TED Talk […]

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